Welcome to the Hope ArPEP site in Southwest Arkansas!

The Arkansas Professional Educator Pathway (ArPEP), is an affordable two-year, work-based,  alternative certification program that is administered by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. Enrollment in this program allows a candidate with a bachelor’s degree or higher to be licensed and employed as a classroom teacher while completing the necessary requirements for a Standard Arkansas Teaching License. ArPEP’s goal is to prepare day one-ready teachers to meet the growing demand of the teacher pipeline in Arkansas.  The primary objective of ArPEP is to train future educators on how to:

  • build classroom communities
  • design effective lesson plans
  • implement evidence-based instructional strategies, and
  • use assessments to facilitate student learning

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss this program, complete the form below. You can also call Monica Morris at 870.777.3076.